Vik Muniz - Photographs New York Wednesday, October 11, 2023 | Phillips
  • “Muniz’s latest efforts continue his long-term obsession with remaking famous paintings, this time using scraps torn from glossy magazines . . . The effect is startling. All because of the vagaries of enlargement, it seems, the images almost appear to be pieced together from tiny pieces of fluttery, slightly fuzzy frayed cloth, like some kind of rag picker’s folk art . . . This crazed fusion of matter, hand and lens is always at play in Mr. Muniz’s photographs, but until now it has never been achieved in quite such adamant terms.”
    —Roberta Smith, Co-Chief Art Critic, The New York Times

    • Provenance

      Galerie Xippas, Paris

    • Literature

      Capivara, Vik Muniz: Catalogue Raisonné 1987–2015: Everything So Far, Vol. II, p. 779


A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, after Edouard Manet from Pictures of Magazines 2

Chromogenic print.
70 x 97 1/4 in. (177.8 x 247 cm)
Overall 74 1/2 x 101 5/8 in. (189.2 x 258.1 cm)

Signed in ink, printed title, date, and number 1/6 on a gallery label affixed to the reverse of the flush-mount.

Full Cataloguing

$40,000 - 60,000 

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Sarah Krueger
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Vanessa Hallett
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New York Auction 11 October 2023